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Stockton, CA, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Stockton-based In-Shape Health Clubs files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

In-Shape Health Clubs had 65 sites prior to the coronavirus pandemic but now has 16 clubs open outdoors, a crippling scenario that has led the company to reorganize. → Read More

Stockton barbershop owner Bobby Page named AMVETS Citizen of the Year

Bobby Page, owner of Village Barber Shop in Lincoln Center, received the first AMVETS Citizen of the Year award for his support of American veterans → Read More

'It's pretty devastating': Glass Fire's impact on world-famous wineries, resorts becoming clear

Some of Napa Valley's world renowned landmarks have been devastated by the Glass Fire. It's still too early to quantify the damage. → Read More

COVID-19 testing, face coverings provided for agricultural workers, community

Lodi District Grape Growers and partners are offering free COVID-19 testing for agriculture community, free masks also available → Read More

Rich or poor, ‘voting is the game-changer in America,’ Stockton NAACP stresses

STOCKTON – Rich or poor or anywhere in between, the power of the vote is equal among all."Voting is the game-changer in America," said the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, vice president of religious affairs and external relations with the National Action Network and pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, South Carolina. "You don’t have to have money to make a difference with… → Read More

Turning pain into power: Spoken word summit connects arts, healing resources

STOCKTON – Brandon Leake said his success on "America’s Got Talent" hasn’t changed his life.Others might perceive the 28-year-old Stockton native and spoken word artist differently, as some sort of celebrity after comedian Howie Mandel pressed the golden buzzer to advance Leake to the finals of the nationally televised talent show.But Leake said he’s still the same guy as before – though he now… → Read More

Testing still important as numbers stabilize

LODI — Becky Sanders is a former emergency department director at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Dameron Hospital in Stockton.On Friday, she and others volunteered as part of a collaborative effort to test area residents for the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. The free, drive-thru event at First Baptist Church in Lodi was a follow-up to a testing… → Read More

Manteca Unified, teachers union spar over classroom teaching after 4 test positive for virus

MANTECA — Four employees from different schools in Manteca Unified School District have tested positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.None of the transmissions occurred at the workplace, according to the district, and the employees represent all job classifications. Of the four, one has recovered and returned to work, while the other three remain in isolation. Manteca… → Read More

Free COVID-19 testing event Friday in Lodi

LODI — El Concilio and several partners will hold a free, drive through COVID-19 testing event on Friday at First Baptist Church in Lodi.The event starts at 8 a.m. and is a follow up to a free testing drive held on July 3, when hundreds lined up at Rancho San Miguel Market in Lodi. That day, 260 people were not tested because there weren’t enough tests. This time, anyone who wants to be tested… → Read More

Stockton accepting applications for second round of business grants

STOCKTON – A second round of funding for the city of Stockton Small Business Relief Grant program is now available to help small businesses.Grants of $3,000 can be used for inventory and working capital, such as rent, payroll, utilities and/or equipment. New applications will be accepted from Aug. 12-17 at April, the program funded 172 grants with available resources, and since then the city has… → Read More

Grand View Village starts to take shape

STOCKTON — Demolition crews were at the ready in downtown Stockton on Wednesday.Ground was broken and the process of building Grand View Village began. The 75-unit affordable housing project five years in the making finally is taking shape, and Carol Ornelas, chief executive officer of Visionary Home Builders, Stockton’s nonprofit purpose built housing specialist, was relieved and excited."It… → Read More

Great Wolf Lodge in Manteca won’t open until further notice

Great Wolf Lodge Northern California in Manteca will not open until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.An official opening date will be → Read More

Community Medical Centers unveils new equipment to assist homeless in San Joaquin County

STOCKTON — Community Medical Centers has a new tool to reach some of the most vulnerable residents of San Joaquin County.On Monday, CMC unveiled its → Read More

FTV: Lodi Tour of Albariño set for this weekend

LODI — Aromatic, fresh and fruity, Albariño is a white wine that goes with summer.Native to coastal regions on the Iberian Peninsula, → Read More

SUSD board approves investigation into possible conflict of interest by trustee

STOCKTON – The Stockton Unified School District Board of Education approved an investigation into possible conflict of interest by trustee Lange Luntao regarding a vote last year when six charter schools were added to the district.On Tuesday, in a special meeting via teleconference, the board voted 4-3 to hire an attorney/investigator to look into whether Luntao’s work as a counselor at Aspire… → Read More

SJ volunteers needed to continue assembling COVID-19 kits

Volunteers are needed to put together mask kits that will be distributed throughout the community.Dignity Health, San Joaquin Public Health Services and → Read More

Community garden grows more than fruits and veggies

STOCKTON – Kelly Roddy said the Boggs Tract Community Farm has helped her in myriad ways.She’s outdoors in the sunshine. She’s eating better and has gained strength and lost weight from the physical activity tending her fruits and vegetables. Even chores, such as pulling weeds and harvesting her bounty, have helped her by honing motor skills damaged from a stroke she suffered some five years… → Read More

City crews tackle downtown Stockton trash buildup

STOCKTON — On Saturday, Stockton Public Works Department crews collected 25 loads of trash, garbage and debris, some 38 tons total, in a cleanup centered in the downtown area.Much of the debris was inside and near homeless encampments.In July, the city hauled away more than 80 tons of refuse over three major cleanups at areas near St. Mary’s Dining Room, the on- and offramps of Interstate 5 at… → Read More

‘We’re running out of what we have;’ San Joaquin County medical practices receive free PPE in statewide effort

STOCKTON — Dr. George Khoury said the personal protective equipment he received Friday will help his medical office."We’re running out of what we have," said Khoury, a diagnostic radiology specialist in Stockton. "I’m using PPE for my staff, my office, my doctors and our patients."Khoury and dozens of physicians and staff from independent, small medical practices in San Joaquin County drove… → Read More

Woman crashes into house after being struck by gunfire in residential neighborhood

STOCKTON — Police are searching for a group of males who shot at a car as it drove on a residential street in south Stockton.At 2:18 p.m. Friday, a woman in her 30s was driving in the area of Carpenter Road and Belleview Avenue when the males began shooting at her car. The woman then crashed into a residence in the 1500 block of Carpenter. The car came to rest facing the street in the front yard… → Read More